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AU opens new dorm for graduate students

Graduate students began moving in Thursday into the newly opened Elm Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. Oak Hall next door, for undergraduate students, will open Aug. 13.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, July 29, 2016

Bus crews work all year to deliver 'most special type of package'

Keeping school buses in tip-top shape doesn't end on the last day of class. School transportation workers across the area spend their summer months answering to state guidelines and inspections to ...
By David Lee | Thursday, July 28, 2016

Listen to your teacher

We asked local teachers for advice for students for the school year.
By Wayne Staats | Thursday, July 28, 2016

Georgia Milestone scores released for Richmond, Columbia counties

The Georgia Milestone end-of-course assessment numbers for spring 2016 were released Tuesday, with Richmond County ranking below state average in each of the 10 high school testing subjects. ...
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Columbia County teachers welcomed at luncheon

The dull roar coming from the Greenbrier High School cafeteria Monday afternoon was not from students, but from nearly 200 teachers and mentors who gathered for the new teacher induction ...
By Abbigail Lennon | Monday, July 25, 2016

Paine officials focus on future amid appeal

Paine College President Samuel Sullivan and Michael Thurmond sat down with The Augusta Chronicle to talk about the college’s appeal process, the response from the city and what the ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, July 24, 2016

Area superintendents preview upcoming school year

With area students only weeks from returning to school, superintendents from Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties detailed their expectations for the coming year.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, July 24, 2016

Late researcher honored with scholarship fund

The late Dr. Tapan Chatterjee of Augusta University didn't quite live long enough to see a dream fulfilled but his legacy survives.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, July 23, 2016

United Methodists give Paine $250,000

The United Methodist Church stepped forward Friday with $250,000 for Paine College to help the struggling school in its fight for financial stability.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, July 22, 2016

Grants help AU train nurses

Registered nurses who want to provide advanced care can get help with going back to school full time through two federal grants to the College of Nursing at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 21, 2016

Aiken school board approves strategic plan

The Aiken County school board has approved the school district’s strategic plan, which outlines initiatives and projects through 2020-21.
By James Folker | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MCG gets full eight-year accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the agency has for ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Online registration encouraged for Richmond County students

Pencil and paper are still available, but the Richmond County School System is encouraging parents to enroll their children online for the upcoming school year. 2016 marks the first time that ...
By Doug Stutsman | Saturday, July 16, 2016

Charter school hopes to open in downtown Augusta

A new charter school may be coming to Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, July 15, 2016

Area ranks near bottom in national dental care report

The Augusta area ranked among the worst for the number of adults who went without seeing a dentist in the past year.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Whole Foods to help Paine in fundraising goal

Paine is in the midst of a continuing fundraising program as it awaits a decision next month on its appeal of a recommendation to discontinue the school's accreditation by the Southern Association ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Columbia County school transportation chief hired by Augusta

After 11½ years as director of transportation for Columbia County Schools, Dewayne Porter is changing counties.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Aiken Technical College announces new scholarship opportunities

Aiken Technical College is now accepting applications for more than $64,000 worth of scholarships.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AU student named Tillman Scholar

Cody Ward is one of 60 Tillman Scholars selected this year from among thousands of post-9/11 military, veterans and their spouses who applied for the awards, which this year totaled more than $1.8 ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 11, 2016

Laney High School renovations shown off

School board members and Superin­ten­dent Angela Pringle received a 45-minute tour Monday, which included 23 new classrooms, science labs, a cafeteria with an outdoor eating area, a fine ...
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, July 11, 2016
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